On 6 June, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced that President Donald J. Trump had made the following nomination:
MajGen John K. Love for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the U.S. military representative to the NATO Military Committee. Gen Love is currently serving as the CG, 2dMarDiv, Camp Lejeune, NC.
On 12 June, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced that President Donald J. Trump had made the following nomination:
MajGen John M. Jansen for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general and assignment as the Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, HQMC. Gen Jansen is currently serving as the Commandant, The Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security, National Defense University, Washington, DC.
On 21 June, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis announced that President Donald J. Trump had made the following nomination:
LtGen Gary L. Thomas for appointment to the rank of general and assignment as Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen Thomas is currently the Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources, HQMC.
Author Leo J. Daugherty III is looking for Marines who have information on or served with the late MajGen Oscar F. Peatross, USMC(Deceased), in order to gain a better insight on his life and career. Gen Peatross won the Navy Cross for his actions during the Makin Raid by Carlson’s Raiders, as CO, Co B, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, and later during Operation STARLITE as CO, 7thMar. He finished his career as CG, MCRD, Parris Island, SC, from 1968–1970. If you knew or served with Gen Peatross and would like to contribute to Daugherty’s research, contact him at 145 Waterfowl Loop, Rineyville, KY 40162; 503-624-1501; or 270-360-9689.
• Marine Air Base Squadron-49 Reunion:
On 8 September, a reunion for all former members of the Marine Air Base Squadron-49 will take place in Earlville, MD. For more information, contact Col Chuck McGarigle, USMC (Ret), at 609-291-9617, 609-284-2935, or [email protected]
Perkins Reunion Notice: From 13 to 15 September, the USS Perkins (DD-26, DD-377, and DDR-877) Reunion Association is holding its annual reunion for the U.S. Navy ship in Kansas City, MO. For more information, contact Barry Buchanan at 9827 N. Stark Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64157-8142, at 816-792-3040, or at [email protected]
• Navy-Marine Corps Retired Judge Advocates Association Reunion
: From 5 to 7 October, the Navy-Marine Corps Retired Judge Advocates Association is hosting its 36th annual reunion in Charleston, SC. Contact BGen David Hague, USMC (Ret), at [email protected]
Iwo Jima (LPH-2/LHD-7) Shipmates Reunion: From 10 to 13 October, the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2/LHD-7) Shipmates Reunion will be held at the Doubletree Hotel, Jacksonville Riverfront, in Jacksonville, FL. The reunion is for all ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel who were on board the LPH-2 or the LHD-7. For more information, visit http://ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net/ or Facebook pages “USS Iwo Jima LPH2/LHD7 Shipmates” and “USSIwoJimaShipmates.” Contact Robert G. McAnally at 757-723-0317, [email protected], or 152 Frissell Street, Hampton, VA 23663.
Canberra National Reunion: From 10 to 14 October, the United States Navy Ship’s Reunion Group is holding its USS Canberra annual national reunion and muster to commemorate the loss of crewmembers in 1944 when an enemy torpedo struck the ship off the coast of Japan. All former ship’s company, officers, and Marine detachments of the CA-70 and CAG-2 who served from the ship’s commissioning in 1943 until 1971 are welcome to join the reunion in St. Louis, MO. Contact Ken Minick at P.O. Box 130, Belpre, OH 45714, at 740-423-8976, or at [email protected] for more information.
• Marine Air Groups Reunion:
From 17 to 20 October, the Marine Air Groups Reunion is hosting a reunion for all of its members who have served since WWII. The reunion will be held in Branson, MO. For more information, contact Jerry Gipe at [email protected] or Joseph Mowry at [email protected]
• 105th OCC Reunion:
From 18 to 21 October, the 105th OCC reunion for Company C, 1st Platoon, for those who attended OCC from October through December 1977, will be held at the Crossroads Inn in Quantico, VA. For more information, contact Debbie Thurman at [email protected], 434-929-6320, or 434-258-3424.